Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Gets a New Leader

Former Symantec CEO Michael Brown becomes Defense Innovation Unit's lead as part of the new Under Secretary of Research & Engineering organization. (source: Defense Systems)

Former Symantec CEO Michael Brown becomes Defense Innovation Unit's lead as part of the new Under Secretary of Research & Engineering organization. (source: Defense Systems)

October 1, 2018 | Source: Defense News, defensesystems.com, 24 September 2018, Lauren C. Williams

Former Symantec CEO Michael Brown is stepping into the Defense Innovation Unit’s top role, the agency announced Sept. 24.

Brown’s appointment concludes a seven-month search after former managing director Raj Shah stepped down in February, and comes weeks after the agency changed its name from Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in August.

So far, DIU has awarded 81 prototyping contracts, 13 of which are being used by military members. Brown intends to build on that progress.


Related Links

Here’s Who is Running the Pentagon’s Acquisition and Technology Offices

Department of Degense Research and Engineering Enterprise

Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)